Chorus line of the early 20th century

Many famous actresses started their professional careers as dancers in a chorus line. The best known chorus dancing troupes were the Tiller Girls, The Rockettes, The Ziegfeld girls, and The Gaiety Girls, as well as The Hoffman Girls.

Tiller girls —The first famous chorus line.

Tiller girls —The first famous chorus line, 1890s.

The Tiller Girls, Sunday Night at London Palladium.

The Tiller Girls, Sunday Night at London Palladium.

The Rockettes, 1920s.

The Rockettes, 1920s.

The Hoffman Girls—dressing-room, Moulin-Rouge, Paris, 1924.

The Hoffman Girls—dressing-room, Moulin-Rouge, Paris, 1924.

Paris Chorus Girls, dressing room, 1913.

Paris Chorus Girls, dressing room, 1913.

Louise brooks as a Ziegfeld Girl.

Louise brooks as a Ziegfeld Girl.

Dressing room.

Dressing room.

Chorus Lines.

Chorus Lines.

Chorus girls of the revue theater Femina, Vienna, 1920s.

Chorus girls of the revue theater Femina, Vienna, 1920s.

Chorus Girl,  James Jarché, 1933.

Chorus Girl, James Jarché, 1933.

Charles King leads the line of leggy chorus girls.

Charles King leads the line of leggy chorus girls.

Barbara Stanwyck as a Ziegfeld girl.

Barbara Stanwyck as a Ziegfeld girl.

A line of 1920s chorus girls from the show - The Girl From Cooks. 1927.

A line of 1920s chorus girls from the show – The Girl From Cooks. 1927.

High kicking chorus girls, 1920s .

High kicking chorus girls, 1920s .